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George Zimmerman

Estranged Wife Gets Chunk

Of Legal Defense Money

9/5/2013 4:36 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

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Some people who believed in George Zimmerman may be pissed off to learn ... a chunk of the money he raised for his legal defense is now going to support his soon-to-be ex-wife ... TMZ has learned.

According to divorce docs that will soon be filed by Shellie Zimmerman, she claims she's getting $4,300 a month in living expenses from the Zimmerman Legal Defense Fund.   The couple separated August 13th.

According to the solicitation on PayPal ... the fund is to be used "for George Zimmerman's ongoing living expenses, legal costs, and fees for this matter."

Now it gets a little more complicated.  George Zimmerman's official legal defense website says, "Currently George and Shellie are renting a secure residence at a reasonable rate.  Their day-to-day living expenses are relatively modest as they want to preserve as many funds as possible for an aggressive defense."

But here's the thing.  He won almost 2 months ago, and the site raised more than $300,000.  He may still owe money to his lawyers, but the case is over and it's a little weird the $4,300 a month is going to Shellie individually ... not the legal team.

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31.

Poni-t    

I'm pretty sure Trayvon's mom, (real or stepmom) started selling his Hoodie likeness t-shirts for profit since either the beginning of the trial or definately during the trial. Either way, I find it a shame to gain a profit from a personal loss nonetheless where you had no income from prior. (As if their teenage son was ever contributing to their finances prior to this tragedy), To solicit the "race" card for profit is loathe some alone, but to make a profit for your own interest is abusive to the black vs. white theory and only ignites ignorance vs. ignorance.
Either way, both sides are guilty in a "like" well-fare fraud" for self profit at the cost of the rest of us, Black or White, or Hispanic, etc...Any race should not be solicited for profit for sympathy, EVER.

377 days ago
32.

Fat Jesus    

I'd bang her while wearing a Trayvon mask, record it and send it to Zimmerman.

377 days ago
33.

DJ    

They need the money to fill their faces....

377 days ago
34.

ikowen    

To all you idiots who donated to this murderers defense fund ... serves you right!

377 days ago
35.

Jordan    

Where is the Million dollars in Bail George got back when he won the case?

377 days ago
36.

Michael    

You gotta love tmz...I had a post on here. Over 2 likes and only 3 dislikes. Yet they pulled my post!!!
Focking azzclowns!! Talk about censorship.
Way to go TMZ

377 days ago
37.

QueenZ    

THEY LOOK LIKE TWINS!!!!

377 days ago
38.

Sue    

She shouldn't get money from the legal defense fund. That money was for George Zimmerman, not Shellie Zimmerman. She looks to be capable of working.

377 days ago
39.

KicksandGiggles    

HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA --- To all the stupid azz people who donated to pay for his legal defense and now support him still. Please think about him on your way to work tomorrow. And now you imbeciles get to support his wife as well!! HA HA HA HA HA!!!!

377 days ago
40.

Rick    

In the state of Florida, if a person is acquitted of murder the state must pay for ALL the defendant's legal expenses. That's why his attorneys aren't going after him for the legal fee money. They're going after the state.

377 days ago
41.

hotandcold    

What a pair! Wonder who will hire this d-bag now? The 'fund' is gonna run dry soon so he better stock up on his guns and ammo while the cash is still available. Guess his wife is sorry she perjured herself for his sorry azz.

377 days ago
42.

Sue from jersey    

The money It's going to traffic court ..... Hope he gets the cell next oj and his bad luck keeps coming murderer any way you look at it !!!!! Had no right to take a life

377 days ago
43.

garwilly     

Yea all the money white people send him cause they are so proud he killed a ñïggēr!!!!

377 days ago
44.

Truth    

Wow. A lot of dumb people post here. Trayvon Martin was at the house he was going to. He WENT BACK TO ZIMMERMAN and ATTACKED Zimmerman because he thought Zimmerman was a gay man. Zimmerman was armed and was able to get a shot off, defending himself. Trayvon Martin had a long list of thug wannabe activities and that attitude is why he is buried now. All of this is right there in the court transcripts, you stupid, stupid people.

377 days ago
45.

Jan    

Study FLORIDA LAW before posting this information.

377 days ago
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